Ken Delgado
Ken Delgado

Player Profile
Defensive Line Coach

Six years at Cal

Alma Mater:
San Jose State ('84)

Left Cal for Louisville in January of 2008.

Coaching Accomplishments

• Under Delgado, Brandon Mebane earned All-Pac-10 first-team honors twice and recorded a career-best 52 tackles as a senior.
• Three linemen - Tully Banta-Cain, Ryan Riddle and Brandon Mebane - have earned first-team All-Pac-10 honors under Delgado's guidance at Cal.
• Riddle set a school record with 14.5 sacks during the 2004 season, breaking the mark of 13.5 held by Andre Carter.
• Cal's D-line allowed just 82.5 rushing yards per game in 2004 to rank second in the country.
• In his first season at Cal, Delgado's line helped produce a Pac-10-best 44 sacks. Ends Tully Banta-Cain (13) and Tom Canada (12) were the top sack-duo in the league.
• Banta-Cain, who has won a pair of Super Bowl rings with the New England Patriots, was also named Defensive MVP of the 2003 East-West Shrine Game.
• As an assistant at San Diego State, Delgado tutored Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, a three-time all-conference choice and the Aztecs' all-time sack leader.
• Delgado also helped develop 1998 WAC Freshman of the Year Jerome Haywood, as well as La'Roi Glover, who has earned All-Pro honors in the NFL.
• Delgado's 1993 D-line at Utah featured future NFL first-round choice Luther Ellis.
• As defensive line coach at San Jose State, his 1990 Spartan unit ranked third nationally in rushing defense and 13th in the country in total defense.

Prominent Pupils
• Brandon Mebane (California) - Two-time All-Pac-10 First Team; selected in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks
• Tully Banta-Cain (California) - DE had 26.5 sacks from 1999-2002; won two Super Bowl titles with New England Patriots; now with the San Francisco 49ers
• La'Roi Glover (San Diego State) - DT earned first-team all-league honors in 1994; four-time NFL All-Pro with 77 sacks in 11 years in the league; now with the St. Louis Rams
• Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila (San Diego State) - Three-time all-conference DE; 64.5 career NFL sacks in seven years with the Green Bay Packers

Accomplishments as a player
• Earned honorable mention JC All-America honors and first-team all-state notice at Chabot College in nearby Hayward.
• Played two seasons at San Jose State (1982-83).

The Delgado File

Birthdate Aug. 18, 1961
Hometown San Jose, Calif.
High School Yerba Buena HS
College San Jose State '84
Bachelor's in business management
Family Wife, Beverly
Daughter, Virginia
Son, David

Coaching History

2002-06 California
Defensive Line
2000-01 San Diego State
Defensive Coordinator
1994-99 San Diego State
Defensive Line
1993 Utah
Defensive Line
1988-92 San Jose State
Defensive Line
1986-87 San Jose State
Graduate Assistant

Bowl Games as a Coach

2007 Armed Forces Bowl California
2006 Holiday Bowl California
2005 Las Vegas Bowl California
2004 Holiday BowlCalifornia
2003 Insight Bowl California
1998 Las Vegas Bowl San Diego State
1990 California Bowl San Jose State
1987 California Bowl San Jose State
1986 California Bowl San Jose State